Ornament Thursday: As “Luck” Would Have It…

This month’s Ornament Thursday theme is “Luck” and I’m darn lucky I got an entry completed! I have to thank my friend, Kari, for her earring idea, which I’ve adapted slightly for this theme. I’m lucky to have such great online friends.

I had in mind to do a twist on the “Luck” with a “Wild Irish Rose” slant after my daughter, Emma Rose, who has dual citizenship thanks to her father’s Irish blood. But time ran out (darn short months!) and I was scrambling for something appropriate.

My “Luck of the Irish” earrings are my twist on Kari’s idea…Swarovski cubes and Karen Hill Tribe silver in place of Swarovski bicones. They are fast and easy (and they look better than my pic!).


2 French Wire hook earrings
2 8mm Swarovski cubes (Olivine)
2 8mm Karen Hill Tribe silver woven cubes
2 6mm Swarovski cubes (Opaline)
4 flattop headpins
2 ball tip headpins
2 5mm closed rings

Flush cutter
Roundnose plyer

Thread the Swarovski cubes onto the flattop headpins and the Karen Hill Tribe cubes onto the balltip headpins. Line up the 3 different cubes in a stepped fashion and trim the headpins at the top. Take a closed ring and wire the headpins onto it with a simple wrap (1 8mm crystal, 1 8mm silver, 1 6mm crystal). Repeat for the other ring and 3 remaining headpins. Open the loop on the earring hook and place the ring onto it. Close. Voila! Earrings…

Faith and Begorrah!

It’s Ornament Thursday again and our team of amazing artists decided this month to get luck-y and create projects based on the theme of luck. They’ve outdone themselves! Check it out! Thanks for stopping by and all the Ornament Thursday Gang wishes you luck and happiness today and always. Look below for a full view of what Cindy Gimbrone our ‘featured artist’ of the month has created with her lucky spiral project, she’s also written a two-part tutorial posted on two of our OT blogs! FABULOUS!Art Bead Scene Lucky ABS! We’re part 2 of Lucky Knots!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva Luck is knotted up in Part 1 of this tutorial

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie is inspired by a lucky Leprechaun to make a fairy tale, treasure filled necklace

Jennifer Heynen of Jangles Lucky Charms Bracelet…The name says it all. This bracelet has everything to bring you good luck.

Joolz by Lisa As Luck Would Have It…Lucky Earrings

Katie’s Beading Blog Make your own luck with these fun, swingy earrings!Labyrinth O’ Luck Hali has created a finger labyrinth journal designed after a 4-leaf clover.

Linda Augsburg at Make It Mine magazine Lucky doesn’t begin to describe the adventure I had making this T-shirt…Lucky Lucky to be… based on a coin holder a friend made for me…

Lucky To Be Me Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Well, YOU, of course. No matter who you are when you look into this magical mirror, you’ll be reminded you’re lucky to be you!

Lynn Kvigne – Beading Help Web Irish Proverb Window Ornament – step by step instructions for making this year-round ornament that may bring luck right through your window!

Melissa J. Lee – Strands of Beads Good fortune is yours with this cookie-inspired necklace.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done! You’ll “make Jean’s day ” if you check out her lucky Pendant with a Clint Eastwood eighties twist

Swelldesigner Swelldesigner gets lucky this month with some super colorful, sparkly painted bangles

The Impatient Blogger Luck starts with a wish…Margot shares an project she created for Simply Beads last August.
Were you wondering what the OT teaser was? Were you lucky and guessed it was a glass spiral handcrafted by Cindy Gimbrone? Here’s the complete picture – a design by Cindy called Lucky Knots and Lampwork. She’s written a free, two part tutorial complete with pictures. Part one is on her blog and part two is on Art Bead Scene’s blog where she’s one of the editors.


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